Then I decided to start training. Everything was hard, clunky, and hesitant. Taiso, the seemingly simple exercises that class started with, were confounding. Rolling hurt. I would watch a technique demonstrated, and then when it was time to practice, I might well have been trying to rub my belly and pat my head while I hopped on a pojo stick.
Pasour Shihan initiated a discussion last night about what we do, what it takes, what it costs, and in reply, Barrett Sensei said something that I want to repeat here,
"It takes a lot of effort to make it look effortless."